Unless you live under a rock, you know by now (and have known for some time) that one Mr. Tom Brady went down with a knee injury Sunday afternoon against the Chiefs.

So far we had heard absolutely nothing about the severity, but Tom Curran of NBC Sports says that one NY Jets player told him that it’s a torn ACL.

“Everybody I talked to said it’s a torn ACL,” said the Jets player. “Players AND coaches. When we came in here that’s what people were saying, ‘Brady’s got a torn ACL.’ ”

Keep in mind that the Jets are in Miami and I’m not exactly sure how this information would get to their locker room so quickly after the game. Bill Belichick said after the game that he still has no information, and NBC’s “Football Night in America” crew agreed. I would guess that if the Jets player was correct, then Curran could have gotten the information to NBC’s television program. Just a hunch.

Patriots WR Randy Moss said after the game that he thought it was a dirty play.

“I don’t really want to get into it, but me personally, I think it was dirty,” Moss said. “Like I said, I didn’t really see anything. I was running down the field. When I came back in (and watched it), it looked dirty to me. I’ve never been a dirty player. I honestly don’t even know how to play dirty. I just play the game. Any time you see something like that, that looks foul, it looks dirty, it opens your eyes. So, me personally, it looked dirty.”

Cris Collinsworth of NBC’s “Football Night in America” said that he checked with the league office and said that there is no way that it was a dirty play.

Stay tuned. If Brady is down for a significant amount of time, it’s safe to say the Patriots are cooked. Matt Cassel is no 2001 Tom Brady.

UPDATE: Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports reports that sources have told him that it is indeed a torn ACL and that Brady is out for the year. I am confirming that if you used your first-round pick on Brady in your fantasy league that you are screwed.

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